Wine review: Artis Alcohol-Removed Merlot

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A review of Artis Alcohol-Removed Merlot.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £6

Alcohol content: Less than 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 83Kj 20 Kcal
Fat <0.5g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 4.4g
-of which sugars 4.4g
Protein <0.5g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Merlot wine, grape sugar, preservatives: Sulphur dioxide, E242.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Very light and fruity with simple black fruits and a medium-dry sweetness level. The flavour is thin and fades quickly. That said, it is pleasant enough to drink and is one of the better alcohol free red wines currently available. Fair quality.

Score
6.5

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Wine review: Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon

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A review of Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £5

Alcohol content: 0.5%

A non-vintage dated wine, i.e. no date on the label (the base wines can come from different years).

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 72Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 3.6g
-of which sugars 3.6g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian red wine (95%), grape sugar, preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A medium-dry alcohol free red wine. The black grape and blackcurrant flavours are out of balance and not well integrated with each other, leading to a disappointing wine. Poor quality.

5.5 points out of 10

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Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah review

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A review of Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £6

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 95Kj 23Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 3.5g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine made from Garnacha and Syrah grapes, preservative E-242 and sulphur dioxide.

Summary
A light wine similar to a Beaujolais, but doesn’t feel like a wine due to its excessively light body. Aromas of red fruits, black grape, blackcurrant and penny sweet bananas. Fair quality.

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Lindeman’s Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon review

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A review of Lindeman’s Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon.

Product information

Available in Tesco or Asda for £4

Alcohol content:

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 71Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 3.5g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian red wine (95%), grape sugar, preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A simple, light-bodied, medium-dry red wine with aromas of blackcurrants and black grapes. It has a wine-like texture with noticeable tannins. Fair quality.

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Co-op Low Alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo review

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Review of Co-op Low Alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo.

Product information

Available at Co-op for £3 Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 125ml glass:

Energy 56Kcal Carbohydrate 12.5g -of which sugars 1.4g

(source: https://appyshop.co.uk/store-9/off-li…​)

Ingredients

De-Alcoholised Wine (Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo)), Glycerine, Concentrated Grape Juice, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Metabisulphite, Sulphur Dioxide, Dimethyl Dicarbonate), Acidity Regulators (Tartaric Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid), Stabiliser (Potassium Bitartrate), Cleared using Gelatine*, *Not suitable for vegetarians

Summary

A sweet and fruity drink with aromas of blackcurrant and black grape. On the palate grape dominates, from the concentrated grape juice added to the de-alcoholised wine. Fair. An example of the basic level of low alcohol/no alcohol wines.

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